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Growing ornamental nursery crops can be a challenge, especially if you are new to the industry. Seasoned professionals also have questions about production practices. Below are resources for you to use when looking for information about nursery crops. K-State's award winning NurseryWorks conference for commercial nursery growers is held in conjunction with the Kansas Turfgrass Conference. The next conference will be held December 1 & 2, 2015 at the Expo Center in Topeka, KS.  Attendance will be available online as well as in person. Archived presentations from the 2011 conference can be viewed at www.k-state.edu/nurseryworks. Please contact Dr. Cheryl Boyer, Nursery Crops Extension Specialist with questions, ideas and educational needs. 


Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices is an excellent resource for nursery production information.

Alternative Nursery Potting Material www.SustainableSubstrates.com

Smart Farms: Managing Irrigation and Nutrition via Distributed Sensing

Center for Applied Nursery Research in Dearing, Georgia.

Clemson University: Nursery Publications, Constructed Wetlands Information

North Carolina State University Nursery Resources, including the Commercial Horticulture Information Portal

University of Kentucky Nursery Production

Tennesseee Commercial Nursery Production Information

Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association


PUBLICATIONS Integrated Pest Management for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern U.S. Nursery Production (Dr. Amy Fulcher and Dr. Sarah White, editors) is an excellent primer on nursery production. Available in the iBook store or downloaded by chapter here



NurseryWorks (facebook, twitter)

KNLA facebook

Virginia Tech Ornamental Production Production and Landscape facebook

Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production and Integrated Pest Management Blog: News alerts and tips from Southeastern universities. K-State also contributes.


Southern Nurserymen's Association

Annual Research Conference Proceedings

International Plant Propagator's Society

Journal of Environmental Horticulture

HortTechnology, HortScience

Native Plant Journal